Shafaqna – According to Bahrain News Agency (BNA), Bahrain cuts diplomatic ties with Iran on Monday (4 Jan. 2016). Sudan also decided to expel Iranian ambassador and UAE downgrades relation with Iran, Al-Arabyia quoted. In addition the Arab media reported that Djibouti broke off its relation with Iran
After cutting its diplomatic relation with Tehran, Saudi Arabia asked for united action from the Arab countries, including Bahrain, Sudan and the United Arab Emirates.
The execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr sparked criticism and reaction in the Middle East and escalated the tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia and its allies.